When Panache offered a Sports Bra for review, I was very excited. Unfortunately they didn’t have it is my size, I’m a very awkward 28C which not many stores stock. Plus, sport isn’t really my forte! I do however, know a very well bossomed woman who is a keep fitness fanatic who takes part in horse riding, running, and trains with a personal trainer; my mother. She also was in desperate need of a good sports bra before giving herself black eyes.
Panache Sport is designed to keep your breasts in good shape by reducing bounce. When your boobs move around, they stretch and stress the Cooper ligaments which can cause irreversible damage. It is available in sizes B-H cup and and comes in a variety of colors including black, white, grey, purple and navy. So you can definitely find one to match your work out wear!
The Panache Sport is much different from the type of strong tank top bra’s she normally has from running shops. This bra is, well, like a bra! It is molded and has separate cups to support each breast instead of squeezing them down. It is very good quality fabric which is made of light weight micro-fibre wicks. They are designed to keep moisture away from the skin and also has mesh panels to keep the skin cool. Wahey, no more sweaty boobs! She was very excited that she had received the hot pink color.
The bra also has smooth cups which reduce friction and these are underwired. The lovely thing about this bra is that the wires are wrapped in silicone and sewn between the layers of fabric for comfort. This works brilliantly, no digging in and brilliant support.
The straps on the bra are strong and wide which work well to disperse pressure on the shoulders so they don’t dig in with the weight of your boobs. If you wear racer tops, the straps also clip together at the back to they won’t be seen underneath your work out clothes.
The bra covers the whole breast. So when you wear your work out vests over it a cheeky bit of colour pokes through, not bust. This bra wouldn’t work for a Pamela Anderson running down the beach look.
What amazed her is how comfortable this bra is. You simply forget you are wearing it. As your bust is not crushed it gives you a great shape in your work out clothes. Bonus!
This bra has been thoroughly tested. During a horse riding lesson which consisted of a lot of trotting and cantering her boobs moved no where. It was the most comfortable lessons she had ever had! So if you’re a horse rider, this bra is definitely for you.
When it came to personal training, she said it was very easy to forget that she was wearing a bra as she could simply concentrate on her technique. Nothing on the bra rubs or digs in whether stood working with weights of laying on the floor. No red shoulders from where the bra straps rub and no sweaty boobs.
During circuit training the bra was wonderful and comfortable. The fabric and bust separation helps stop you getting hot and sticky.
Cardio consisted of burpees, jumps, squats and star jumps. The bra managed to survive these and give good comfort and support – impressive as she is a 32F!
During jogging the bra gives good support, however once speeding up to a sprint there was a bit of bounce. Of course, trying to control those monstrosities in all situations is difficult! For smaller busts though this wouldn’t be an issue.
On the whole a great work out “all round” bra. Thank you Panache!
This is a brilliant sports bra and now highly recommended by my Mother!